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News: Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Fight an Octopus army

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast more details were given about Nintendo's upcoming squid shooter Splatoon. While the core of the game is the 4x4 online multiplayer shooter — revealed at E3 — in which two teams compete to cover the most ground with ink, it has been confirmed that the game also features an offline...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

The hype train's making another stop

It's time for Nintendo's latest Direct, which is set to cover a range of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. There's a lot that could be covered, ranging from Holiday releases, DLC, early 2015 games or even all-new surprises. Join us to follow all the action from the North American broadcast. #NintendoDirect...

Video: What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

Find out with your trusty guide, Lydia

Bayonetta 2's gorgeous First Print Edition is pretty special, but don't just take our word for it — cast your eyes over the unboxing video below to see the proof for yourself! This chunky pack — exclusive to Europe — contains not only the Wii U exclusive sequel, but its critically acclaimed forerunner as...

Video: Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

''We want to make this game a Lego revolution''

As the release of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham swoops ever closer, the sheer scale of the game continues to impress. In a pair of developer diaries released today, Traveler's Tales has provided a few new morsels of information, and even more footage to build up the hype. The first focuses primarily on...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

A fairly uneventful week otherwise

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has managed to reach over 2 million physical sales in Japan, and continues to dominate the competition. Keeping things healthy for the 3DS, Yokai Watch 2 comes in at second just ahead of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by less than a hundred copies. The popularity of Yokai Watch 2 is...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...

News: Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

"I feel that next year's Wii U titles are plentiful"

The Wii U is home to some amazing games, but we've had to wait quite a while to get them. Nintendo has taken longer than expected to become accustomed to the demands of HD development, and this has resulted in some titles taking longer than expected to reach store shelves. However, according to...

News: Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Crazy prices on 8GB systems

We're heading into the most competitive and important sales season of the year, and as a result Nintendo and its rivals will be going all out to convince consumers to splash the cash on their systems and games. Retailers, for their part, will be trying to rapidly clear out old stock and coax gamers to their stores to...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Mario & chums party hard

Whilst at Nintendo UK’s headquarters, we were lucky enough to get a go on the brand new mode exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.: Smash Tour. Going in we didn't really know too much about the mode beyond that it was a Mario Party-esque affair with a Smash Bros. flavour. After a short debriefing we managed...

News: New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

Remember, remember

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct video that will stream tomorrow – 5th November – coinciding with Guy Fawke's Night here in the UK. The gaming giant did not divulge any particular information about what we can expect to see in this latest live stream, except that it will focus on the games that are coming out...

Video: Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Not so perfect after all…

YouTube channel A+Start has posted the latest in its Son Of A Glitch series, and this time it's covering the Wii U's HD version of GameCube Zelda game The Wind Waker, in the first of a two-part episode. The amount of glitches witnessed is quite overwhelming for a modern remake, and so the sequel to this episode (covering...

Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

We’ve got amiibo all figured out

This holiday period is arguably Nintendo’s most crucial since the Wii U launched back in late 2012. The company's banking on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U not only attracting a lot of sales but, more specifically, system sales from those yet to pick up the console. Moreover, Nintendo’s new range of NFC (near...

News: Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Lack of stock or interest?

Sales for Bayonetta 2 have dropped disappointingly quickly in the UK, so much so that the game is no longer within the top 40. Despite Nintendo's best advertising efforts, Platinum Games' exceptional game has failed to sustain any presence in the UK market. It remains number two in Wii U games alone, but has not had not...

Nintendo Download: 6th November (Europe)

6th November (Europe)

Ultimate NES Remix, Mega Man, The Swapper and loads more

It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U and 3DS. There are some new releases on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries and plenty of discounts. There's a lot to get...

Preview: Having a Brawl With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Having a Brawl With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Extended time with Nintendo's biggest game this holiday season

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the most anticipated Nintendo title this holiday season, and with good reason. Whether it's the intricate and deep gameplay mechanics, the sheer amount of content reported to be on offer or the crossover Nintendo theme and the fan service that comes with...

Video: Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS

Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...

News: Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Finding common ground

Platinum Games really went all out with their port of the original Bayonetta to the Wii U. Giving Bayonetta the ability to cosplay as Princess Peach, Daisy, Link, and Samus Aran was a nice touch for Nintendo fans. The Mushroom Kingdom themed outfits replace combo-closing power strikes with Bowser's limbs, the Link costume...

News: Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Somebody give this man a medal

Fans of Super Smash Bros. will already know just how much effort series head Masahiro Sakurai puts into developing Nintendo’s all-star franchise, but that hasn't stopped the passionate game maker from talking about how he balances his private life with the full-force development cycle of the Smash series. In his...

News: Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Rakoo’s Adventure for Wii U also revealed

With Cosmophony for Wii U now available to the masses, Moving Player is looking towards a bigger and brighter future with its latest announcement at Game Connection Europe 2014; a console game adaption and publishing program for indie developers. The new program known as "Xport", allows indie developers...